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Timonen Criticizes Effort in Loss

Flyers defenseman and Assistant Captain Kimmo Timonen criticized his teammates Saturday afternoon after the Flyers’ lack of effort in a 5-2 loss to division rival New York Rangers, their sixth straight to New York.

Timonen's expression after the Flyers loss was not one of anger, but of bitter disappointment (CB).

Kimmo had this to say after the loss: “I’m a little disappointed at the effort, the emotional level, [from] a top team in the conference and league and to be honest. We got half the guys going and half not.” With that being said, many Flyers fans are hoping that this will put a spark under them and be the impetus for a revival. With Chris Pronger injured, Kimmo has taken the role and stepped in to fire up his teammates. This loss was huge for the Flyers, only having 27 games left in the season and the Rangers now being up 8 points on the Flyers in the division.

The Flyers head into Detroit to play in Joe Louis Arena, hoping to end the Red Wings 19-game winning streak at home. If the Flyers win tonight they will keep their NHL record of consecutive home wins of 20 tied with the Boston Bruins. Also, a Flyers win tonight that will put them 6 points behind the New York Rangers and pad their lead on Pittsburgh, which is third currently in the Atlantic Division.

Stay tuned for more news regarding the Flyers here at Khandyman Sports!

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